@ellowrites, @rickwayne @kseniaanske @dmoonfire and all my other writing friends of the internet, I have a question : how do you know when its time to stop editing?
I have short stories, under 10,000 words, that I have worked on for about an hour a day for a few years now. Like everyone that I hear, I grapple with whether to let go of editing the the story and let it fly, or whether to wake up and hear the chalkboard-shrieking prose that I'm writing and fix it. Again. Professional editing, which I have paid for, doesn't always fix the nagging sensation that the prose is flat or doesn't sing. But will it ever sing completely in my ears?
What's your sign that its time to move on?
~Fiddling over fatal frivolities in Vexedland
Darling writers, please chime in?
For me, as soon as I start thinking about a new story, it's time to move on. If my brain is gone, then my attention will be gone too, and no matter how hard I try to edit, I won't do a better job than I did before, and I will possibly make it worse. So I learned to let go. Hope this helps!